PFW: grids and lines at Balmain

Thursday, September 25th, 2014. Filed under: Beauty & Style Entertainment Home & Garden
The Balmain SS15 collection is dominated by a black and white color scheme. © AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

The Balmain SS15 collection is dominated by a black and white color scheme.
© AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

(Relaxnews) – At Le Grand Hôtel in Paris, designer Olivier Rousteing presented the Balmain Spring-Summer 2015 collection, with its striking plays on horizontal and vertical lines.

Structured jackets and cuff bracelets are among the highlights of the latest Balmain collection. ©AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

Structured jackets and cuff bracelets are among the highlights of the latest Balmain collection.
©AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

Black and white played a special part on the runway at Thursday’s Balmain show. Just to name a few looks with this color scheme: an evanescent white dress, white hot pants paired with a structured white jacket, a black and white skirt with a white cape-like top, a black and white sleeveless vest, a white dress covered with a grid of black lines… the list goes on.

Touches of yellow, blue and red popped against this monochromatic backdrop. The dresses are generally mid-length to long, although a few rare pieces are hemmed just above the knee or at miniskirt length.

A few suits also made an appearance on the runway, before the show ended with a series of multicolored looks calling to mind the paintings of Mondrian, a reference also echoed in the recurring grid motif.

This spring will be sexy at Balmain. © AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

This spring will be sexy at Balmain.
© AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

Modeling the looks were several star models, including Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Saskia de Brauw, Andreea Diaconu and the young Kendall Jenner, who is slowly but surely becoming one of the top names in the fashion world.

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